Sonoma County Office of Education

Sonoma County Board of Education to appoint new member

12/01/2015 -

The five-member Sonoma County Board of Education, which provides community stewardship of county-wide education initiatives, has received three applications for its Area 3 seat vacated in November by Khaalid Muttaqi.

“We are pleased to receive so many well-qualified applicants for this important position,” said Steven D. Herrington, County Superintendent of Schools.

The applicants are:

  • Andrew Leonard, Education Program Officer for United Way of The Wine Country
  • Karyn Pulley, a private educational consultant and former trustee for the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School Board
  • David Rosas, contract worker for Keysight and former Roseland School Board trustee

The county board of education will interview each candidate at its Dec. 10 board meeting, which begins at 3:30 p.m. They will vote to select the next board member, who will be sworn in that day and fill the seat through a provisional appointment until the end of 2016. The new board member will have the option of running for re-election in 2016.

Board meetings take place at the Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa. Learn more about the County Board at